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from abc 7 news, this is a breaking news alert. leon: breaking news from philadelphia, where an amtrak train from d.c. has derailed. up to 60 people are injured. alison: it was a northeast regional train that left from washington, d.c., just a few hours ago on its way to new york city. richard reeve is live at union station with the latest. richard? richard: this was northeast regional number 188 that left union station at about 7:10 p.m. due to go to new york city. this is regarded as a mass castle the incident. that means the fire department police emergency services have all hands on deck at the location. what we have been seeing, what we have been talking about earlier reports said that the train shook as it went around a turn. another report said the trainers
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seem to shift onto its right side. we know that about 200 people were on the train, 8 to 10 cars derailed, at least two on their side. we have heard reports of 50, 60 people injured, lacerations, broken bones, things like that. we know that an ntsb team is on their way, search teams, as you may be showing on the video looking with flashlights. they are hoping to get floodlights from the police department soon. the first priority is search and rescue anybody inside the wreckage first. then they will start to investigate the cause, the tracks, the mechanics, the signals, all of that. right now, the most important thing is finding the injured then sorting out how this happened. live from northwest washington richard reeve, abc 7 news. leon: thank you, richard.
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10 cars derailed in this incident, the first two cars suffering severe damage. the first report of the crash came through social media, and we are seeing images from inside the cars. people were forced to climb from the wreckage. jay korff is in the newsroom with the team coverage. what are you seeing? jay: this is the richmond area of philadelphia, very close to the delaware river and i-95. i have family in this area, very dramatic pictures. twitter, inside the skewed derailed cars, men with blood, possibly contusions, people thrown around during the derailments. it's very easy to have broken bones. we will show you some of the more dramatic ones. this looks like a triage unit on the street.
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this is a working-class neighborhood northwest of downtown philadelphia. 29 minutes ago one twitter. another shot of triage, firefighters and paramedics and police officers. a very dramatic picture here, two police officers, another one carrying somebody away from the scene. we don't know where they are going, but a chaotic scene in philadelphia. another shot 25 minutes ago one twitter, injured folks on the train waiting and staging. this is another very dramatic shot, what appears to be either a transit officer or police officer and firefighter in a car. this is former congressman patrick murphy. he put this on twitter about an hour ago, and actual shot inside the derailed cars. that is the story for now, obviously developing story. as more pictures come in, we will let you know.
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jay korff, abc 7 news. alison: thank you jay. d.c. mayor muriel bowser tweeted tonight saying that she is praying for the amtrak passengers crew, first responders as well. we are closely watching this breaking news. we have a crew on the scene in philadelphia. stay with abc seven and we will have continuing coverage. we also want to tell you about this breaking news closer to home, police at the scene of a deadly shooting in laurel along the 3400 block of summer's ville south. news chopper 7 flew over the scene. the police are actively searching for a suspect. the victim has not been identified in a word on the circumstances leading to the gunfire. leon: a northeast washington home destroyed by fire and witnesses believe it was arson. as tom roussey reports the witnesses are speaking about something that happened to the
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moments before they saw the flames. >> she told me previously the house was on fire. tom: neighbor ronald alston said he and arty affected a woman from the home monday, but she said she would come back. gerald was part of a group getting stuff out of the house today when he said the woman threatened them. >> she showed a gun. i said, hey, we need to back up. we backed up. she closed the front door. five minutes later, flames and smoke from the house. tom: a nearby neighbor shot this video firefighters putting the firehouse. a witness said the woman ran away. one firefighter had to be given oxygen on the scene. a d.c. fire spokesperson confirmed the firefighter was taken to the hospital. although we saw atf agents and an arson dog, d.c. fire will
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only say it is investigating the cause. the police say they were called to investigate an aggravated assault, which was a because of the gun that the woman allegedly pulled. >> she said that michael jackson was the father of her son. we need to pray for this young lady. she needs a lot of help. alison: dramatic testimony about an alleged home invasion followed by hours of torture. the suspects are a pair of married lawyers. the judge ruled there is enough evidence to take the couple to trial. as richard reeve reports, the police believe the motive was revenge. : richard prosecutors described what happened in this mclean home as a torture session, the most riveting testimony from law partner really a fisher, who said he answered his front door and was tasered by andrew schmu hl.
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"i was uncontrollably shaking on the tile floor. i cannot stop shaking," he said. tuesday, the court was shown surveillance video. fisher testified that the former judge advocate in the army handcuffed him with flex cuffs and put her in the bathroom. "next thing i knew, he jumped on top of me, put a pillow over my head, and slit my throat." he shot her and i thought he killed her. fisher said that andrew schmuhl was on the cell phone constantly. believe he was talking to his wife, who was outside. the police said they used disposable cell phones. the prosecutor asked, "did you think your husband was dead?" she replied, "yes." alison: also new tonight, a
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possible scaling back of police body cameras in the district. the d.c. council is proposing cutting back the program until more details are worked out. mayor muriel bowser had requested more than $5 million for 28 camer a new budget proposal gives less than $2 million, proposing having 1200 cameras. the policy details are under question, including who would have access to the sensitive footage. leon: a case now that has been watched by many across the nation, no charges after an unarmed teenager was shot by a police officer in wisconsin. the district attorney made the announcement after weeks of unrest in the city. he said the officer was within his rights to fire his weapon because he had been punched in fear for his life. 20 robinson junior was killed. protesters lined the streets tonight, but the demonstrations were peaceful.
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>> i cannot stay in the room. i'm heartbroken. i'm angry. i'm more than upset. i'm something i cannot even describe right now. leon: she said that she will file a lawsuit against the police department. the officer remains on administrative leave. alison: turning to the weather the temperatures will bounce back to a seasonal average the next few days, a little cooler. steve rudin is here with the outlook. steve: a welcome change on the way tomorrow after our hottest day so far this year at reagan national. we hit 90 degrees. we have cold to 79. off to the west, the green and yellow is the cooler air moving in. you will feel the difference waking up in the morning. a lot of sunshine, grabbed the sunglasses as you head out the door middle 50's. upper 60's by noon time. the high temperatures tomorrow only about 70 to 75 degrees,
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about 15 degrees cooler than today. coming up, the 70 outlook with showers and thunderstorms. i will have the details coming up. leon: overseas, more misery in nepal, dealing with their third major earthquake in several weeks. there was a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that collapsed buildings that were damaged in the first earthquake. the april earthquake killed more than 8000 people. we are told that all the members of virginia task force one over there are safe and are engaged in rescue operations right now. a search is underway for a marine corps helicopter that was -- that they lost contact with during operations in nepal. it is possible they say that it made an emergency landing.
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many helicopter crews said there was a possible fuel problem about the time the chopper went missing. alison: still ahead, the selfie that is going viral, a warning about skin cancer. this young woman story. and we will get right back to the breaking news, the amtrak train derailment in philadelphia. up to 60 people have been hurt. the train was on its way from d.c. to new york city. it was heading into a turn when it started shaking. ntsb investigators are on their way to the scene. we are waiting for a press conference from the mayor and from the police chief.
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leon: we continue to follow the breaking news from philadelphia, an amtrak train, northeast regional train number 188 derailed. it was on its way from washington d.c., to new york city.
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it was heading into a turn when it started shaking. 10 of the cars have derailed. folks have suffered significant damage. ntsb investigators are on their way to the scene. we are also awaiting press conferences from the mayor and the police chief. we have our crew on the way to philadelphia. we will bring updates on the situation through the newscast. alison: on a different note, it is not just another baseball game at nats park. tonight, nine innings carried special meaning for children fighting cancer and their families. jay korff reports. >> hi there. jay: it's rare when the star of a baseball game is not even playing. this 10-year-old came to the game to throw out the first pitch. >> once in a lifetime thing. it's really special. jay: it is the first of more
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than 100 games to be played in the d.c. region. money raised from tickets concessions, and donations will go to an organization that hopes to raise half $1 million for childhood cancer research. the story is not just on the field, it is in the stands. >> too many kids are getting it. jay: his son passed away in 2013 from childhood cancer. >> it's like a bomb goes off. jay: this mother does all she can to raise more money for pediatric cancer research. >> the goal is banners. any little bit helps to make people aware. jay: there will be a patient ambassador at every game. >> some of my very good friends passed away. it's definitely a sad things. jay: kaleb's cancer came
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back, but he has every intention of beating it. >> on very glad they are having these kinds of fundraisers. jay: jay korff, abc 7 news. alison: four of the teams competing in the tournament that raised the most money will get to play at nats park this friday. leon: that is great. alison: good for them. leon: let's just hope there is not a rain out when it happens. alison: we are having a cool law. steve: it feels so much better now that it is not as humid. today was the hottest day we have had this year. the streak is over. 75, which is where we normally are this time of year. not quite the record, but close. 79 at this hour at reagan national. the wind bringing in the cooler, drier air, out of the west at 18.
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the dew point level in the 40's, which is why it feels nice and comfortable. 58 martinsburg, 64 cumberland. the satellite radar, the high pressure building to the west sliding overhead in the next couple days. we stay dry and sunny and comfortable outside. the temperatures, daytime highs only in the low to middle 70's. widen the view, the temperatures to the west, only in the 50's detroit and chicago, to sam murray -- sault ste. marie michigan, 41 degrees. the difference between the cold front, 10, 15 degrees cooler, which is where we have that. tonight, we fall to the upper 40's outside the beltway, mid 50's inside. no problems at all. outdoor plans and activities tomorrow, thursday, and friday
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look ok. we could have showers and thunderstorms moving in for the weekend. the high tomorrow about 74 degrees. grab the sunglasses. it will be breezy at time, the wind out of the north at 10 to 20. the seven day outlook, 70 two degrees, sunshine thursday. beautiful friday. saturday and sunday, it will not be a washout, but a chance of showers and thunderstorms highs back into the low 80's, along with the heat and humidity. the humidity will make it feel more like summertime and the warm air sticks around most of next week. alison: a nice couple days ahead. thank you. tim: speaking of heat, the was her's are hot. leon: my fingers are crossed. tim: the wizards are holding out hope that john wall will return tomorrow. the caps are in new york for a garden party with the rangers. sports is coming up.
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>> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. tim: the wizards in atlanta tonight, getting ready for game five in the best-of-seven series with the hawks. the biggest question is will john wall play? even if he does not, wall has those five fractures in his
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hand, the swelling has gone down, and he did shoot on the practice court today in the phone booth. you will be examined by a doctor tomorrow. that is when they will determine his availability for game five. back to cleveland bulls- cavaliers. the braun james, he scored 38 points -- lebron james scored 38 points, six times, no turnovers. the cavaliers beat the bulls. they take a three-to lead. name six is thursday night in chicago. hockey fans, the cap-rangers play on the winner take all game seven at madison square garden. the rangers are favored, calling it a garden party, and based on the history, they expect the capitals twofold. this is a new group, but the keys are the same. braden holtby has to stand on his head.
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alex ovechkin has not had a goal in game seven cents 2009, so he has to be effective, and every other player has to step up his game. >> we know that we can win this series. whether it to five or seven, we expect to win the series. tim: the nationals trying to win their sixth in a row. the diamondbacks jump on stephen strasburg in the first. aaron hill, deep right center, everybody is running. two runs scored, early lead for arizona. denard span into left-center. danny espinosa comes chugging around. 2-1 ballgame, but strasburg got knocked around and chased in the fourth. arizona leads 8-2 in the fifth. blue jays-orioles, camden yards. toronto exploded.
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edwin encarnacion, fair ball, home run. out of the plaza two run tater. 6-2, the jays beat the birds. in the redskins reached an agreement with their first round draft pick. all of the redskins draft picks are now side. the redskins start rookie minicamp this friday. alison: now back to the live pictures from philadelphia, where dozens have been injured in the amtrak train derailment. about 238 people were on board. we are waiting for a press conference from the mayor of philadelphia, and we will have the latest information
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leon: we continue the breaking is from philadelphia, and amtrak train has derailed, train number 188. up to 60 people were injured. the train had left d.c. at about 7:10 p.m. on its way to new york city. it derailed near philadelphia. the ntsb is on their way to the scene. this was a derailment. we are awaiting press conferences from the mayor and the police chief in philadelphia. our crew is on our way, so we
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will bring you updates as soon as we get it.
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washington" will begin at 4:24.
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